Change YRSL Rule 3.7 to allow additional team officials on bench during games.

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We want YRSL 3.7 to be changed to allow an additional team official (such as manager) on the bench during games. (YRSL - York Region Soccer League)

  •  Currently the rule states only 2 certified coaches can be on the bench.
  • We want that changed to be the same as every other league in Ontario. This would allow managers or other non-coach team officials be on the bench.
  • This is especially needed when both coaches are male.
  • It is fantastic to encourage more females to get certified and become coaches, however, currently the majority of coaches are male.
  • Many leagues mandate that a female be on the bench when coaching staff is male. This is for the protection of the girls and the coaches alike. (no false allegations can be made)
  • When players are injuired, it can then be the female on the bench to assist the player off the field.
  • These leagues all allow 4 team officials including managers:   Ontario Youth Soccer League; OPDL; Peel Halton; Ottawa Carlton; CSL; Western Region Soccer League; East Region Soccer League, Niagara Youth Soccer League, Durham Region Soccer League, Elgin Middlesex Youth Soccer League, Ottawa Carlton Youth Soccer League, Hamilton & District Youth Soccer League, Southwest District Soccer League, Southeastern Ontario Soccer League .
  • Toronto District Youth Soccer League allows 2 coaches +1 female manager if coaches are male.

We respectfully request that the YRSL changes their rules to be in line with the rest of the province.

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